• Four student EMTs pose in front of the Five Quad ambulance with their COVID-19 vaccination cards Four student EMTs pose in front of the Five Quad ambulance with their COVID-19 vaccination cards

    Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service

    In case of an on-campus emergency, dial 911 on a campus phone or 518-442-3131 on a cell phone.

About Us

Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service has been proudly serving the University at Albany, as well as the Albany and Guilderland communities, since 1973.

Five Quad is a New York State certified ambulance agency operated by UAlbany students. We provide Basic Life Support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, during the fall and spring semesters.

We respond to calls within a five-mile radius of UAlbany's Uptown Campus. 

In an emergency, dial 911 on a campus phone or 518-442-3131 on a cell phone.

We have two ambulances and dozens of volunteers who serve as CPR-certified attendants, emergency vehicle operators and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

Aside from normal operations, Five Quad can provide standby crews for special events on campus, such as marathons, concerts, athletic competitions and graduations.

We also offer CPR, Stop the Bleed and other training to the campus community. Visit our News & Events page for more information.

We are largely funded by the Student Activity Fee, which is appropriated by the Student Association.

60+
Active Members
674
Calls Answered in Academic Year 2019-2020
48
Years of Service

 

Our Training

Thanks to rigorous training and an on-scene command system, we are ready and able to provide care to our patients.

All active members are First Aid, CPR and AED certified, and have also completed Five Quad training. Additionally:

  • Our EMTs are state certified at the Basic level (EMT-B) and have completed attendant training.

  • Our drivers are EMT-Bs who have either completed attendant training, CEVO II certification or a defensive driving course. They have also undergone extensive ambulance handling and route training.

  • Our crew chiefs are experienced EMT-Bs who have completed attendant training and successfully completed several emergency calls.

Each crew includes a driver and crew chief, at minimum, and usually also have one to two attendants and/or EMT-B crew members.

Learn more about joining our team.

 

  • Twelve Five Quad volunteers pose for a photo with plaques and a trophy in front of a National Collegiate EMS Foundation sign
  • Six Five Quad volunteers pose for a photo in front of their ambulance
  • A Five Quad ambulance parked in front of an academic building in the falling snow
  • Six masked Five Quad volunteers pose for a photo in front of two ambulances and a paramedic's vehicle
Non-Emergency Contact Information
Service Building A1

1 Alumni Drive
Albany, NY 12222
United States

Office Hours

We provide Basic Life Support 24/7 during the fall and spring semesters.

In case of an on-campus emergency, dial 911 on a campus phone or 518-442-3131 on a cell phone.